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The Isaac Bell House is one of the best surviving examples of shingle style architecture in the country. The house was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1883 for Isaac Bell, a wealthy cotton broker and investor. After passing through a succession of owners, the Isaac Bell House was purchased by the Preservation Society in 1996, and is today designated a National Historic Landmark. The Isaac Bell House was remarkably innovative when it appeared in 1883. It is a combination of Old English and European architecture with colonial American and exotic details, such as a Japanese-inspired open floor plan and bamboo-style porch columns.
A surprise hit with the family! We've been coming down to Newport to tour the mansions for years and even have memberships, but for some reason we keep forgetting about the Isaac Bell House. This... Read more
Beautiful example of Shingle Style architecture. Built in 1881-1883 by the firm of McKim, Mead & White, it was the summer residence for Isaac Bell, Jr. Bell's brother-in-law was James Gordon... Read more
After touring three giant, opulent mansions (Breakers, Elms, Marble House) I'd heartily recommend touring one of the smaller-scale, actually liveable homes. The Isaac Bell House by any measure is... Read more
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